Friday, April 09, 2010

VW heaven

I promised it is.

We bought her on Boxing day, in the snow. She is 31 years old, likes the sunshine and her name is Betty Flo. She is a beauty is she not????

We had our first real outing in her yesterday. Of course, she broke down, on the top of a mountain in Waunfawr looking out over the Llyn Peninsula, Caernarfon castle, The rivals and even out to Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey, so who cares. Its exactly where I would have chosen to stop to admire the view. Just not necessarily blocking a single track lane miles from civilisation....whoops. But after some good advice on bump starting while in 2nd gear rolling down the hill she decided to have a go again. We got so many waves, thumbs up and beeps it was so exciting. We stalled....ooohhhh, about 40 times on most junctions and roundabouts, and when you have your name plastered on the side its not perhaps the best, but smile politely and 99% of the time people will cheer you on. Only one irate, impatient lady gave us a not so friendly hoot.
My shoulders are aching, a small blister on my left hand but I got out at the end of the day and can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. So there you go, some colour is back.

(Looking out to sea over to Snowdonia)

She is parked up on the Green in Beaumaris, overlooking the sea and mountains. I have had morning coffee sat in her twice this week, a staff meeting and if it is nice tonight I might just treat the hubby to fish and chips and a game of cards.

All is good xxx

(Anna and Kriket)


The Garden Bell said...

What a fun VW. Takes me back in time to the 70's. Great color


audrey said...

Love the VW - the colour, the decor. Very fun.

Looks like you had fun despite the minor inconveniences.

take care.

audrey said...

Love the VW - the colour, the decor. Very fun.

Looks like you had fun despite the minor inconveniences.

take care.

audrey said...

oops, sorry for the double post, I don't know how I did that. Okay, I won't post again today.

take care,

Little Brown Rabbit said...

I love Betty Flo!! Isn't she pretty! Phil and I have always wanted our own VW.

Glad you had such a great day despite Flos little "naps" ;)

Susan Van Horn said...

How fun!...and what a great color!

I'm glad you are back.

Cara said...

Betty truly is a wonderful colour. I can't wait to hear of more of your adventures in her, and she wouldn't be a proper Vdub if she wasn't just the tiniest temperamental.

Good to hear you are finding some colour again. x

Shropshire Suz said...

Glad to see some colour is back in your life as a Classic camper

If you do the VW Shows we may get to meet up we have a lovely 34yr old pale green Noo Noo we bought a year ago May....lots of fun and hard work

Moving house next week...all because of Noo Noo!! have some thing special in Betty
Have fun x

a mermaids purse said...

wowza what a dream to own such a beauty!!! i love the colour! ENJOY!!!!!! ;0)xxxx

Angie said...

Perfect color! I just love it. Aqua is quite happy!

Julia said...

Janet, its just lovely! The colour is beautiful, Im happy to read you had such a great day!

Much love
Julia x

noelle said...

She is brilliant! glad you had a good time x x x

kelly said...

love the colour. it's so you janet. and i am glad that all is good.

did you have a nice b'day? i meant to email you but i did think of you on fri. hope you had a day of treats and loveliness.

how perfect betty flo will be this summer. is she behaving herself better yet? XxX

belleandboo said...

what a beauty indeed x

dosierosie said...

I am sooooooo Jealous. It is fab.

Attic24 said...

oh oh oh oh oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have stolen my Dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!
janet I swear thats the EXACT VW camper that appears in my dreams but oh lord, I couldn't think of a nicer or more deserving person to own my Dream Camper, I wish you many, many, many happy hours together. She is Beeeaaaaauuutful.

Mike said...

I am happy to see you people glad. It sounds like you had a great fun and entertainment. Thanks for sharing your feelings with us. May god give you fun and enjoy each and every second of the day..
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Timmy said...

Its good to find people like you and blogs like this, where people share their personal experience from their encouters with different removalists. If you ask me that means a lot.

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Steve@allCool said...

We have a business hiring out classic campers. Saw yours in Beaumaris this week - then bought some camper cards from your shop! life is good!